Make your passion your profession
WHAT IS IT?
Scuba diving is an exciting, dynamic recreation that supports a growing worldwide industry with many professional opportunities. Owning and operating a Dive Centre or Resort, working full time on a live aboard dive boat or teaching in an inland or resort environment are just a few possibilities.
Most divers begin their full or part time career in diving as a SSI/SDI or PADI Dive Master or dive guide. As a certified Dive Master, you may supervise and assist with both training and non training dive activities. Dive facilities and Resorts employ Dive Masters to help with diver level training as well as lead guided dives. You may also conduct the confined water sessions on Scuba Discovery Dives, Discover Local Diving experience and Scuba Review programmes; you can also become an EFR or CPROX administrator after additional training. Non divers may also enjoy a visit to the underwater world under your supervision during the Discover Snorkeling experience and the Skin Diver course.
During the Dive Master programme, your level of diving knowledge will be brought up to Instructor level standards. You will learn how to conduct and supervise both recreational and training dives by building on and applying the skills you learnt during your Rescue course. You will also polish your diving skills to demonstration quality through confined water sessions. To achieve this you will review and discuss the following topics:
The Role and Characteristics of the Dive Master/Dive Guide
Supervising General Diving Activities for Certified Divers
Assisting with Student Divers in Training
Decompression Theory and Computer use
Dive Master Conducted Programmes
The Business of Diving
Your Diving Career
HOW IT WORKS
Like all Go Dives dive courses, flexibility is the key, and the Dive Master course is no exception. Go Dive Pacific offer two options in the way you choose to do this program. The first and by the far most effective option is internship training. This is where you study independently of your instructor, using the reference materials supplied, you will have theory review sessions where your instructor will discuss and review your progress. Practical experience in supervising recreational dive operations and training is gained by joining in on our dive tours and diver level training courses. Scheduled courses of 10 days duration is the second option, this option includes classroom presentations and review sessions, plus practical experience in dive supervision and conducting experience courses.
To enter the Dive Master programme you need the be a Rescue Diver or equivalent, have logged 30 dives (60 dives with at least 30 covering a wide range of environmental factors required for certification), be 18 years of age or older on commencement of the programme. To enter the SDI Dive Master programme you need all of the above plus hold the SDI Advanced Diver qualification or PADI Rescue with 4 specialty ratings, including verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night and limited visibility specialties. Also you need a sufficient level of fitness to complete the stamina and water skills exercises, and provide a medical evaluation form completed by a physician within the last 12 months. If you do not have the pre-requisite training, we are happy to customize a total training package to suit. Dual agency qualifications can be achieved within the one training package.